Dr. Larkin is a board-certified internist, practicing internal medicine and women’s health in Cincinnati since 1991. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Long Island, NY, Dr. Larkin graduated from Skidmore College (summa cum laude) in 1984, Yale University School of Medicine (cum laude, AOA) in 1988, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago in 1991. She became Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1991 (recertified in 2001 and 2011).
Dr. Larkin started her professional career in Cincinnati in 1991 as faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine.
In 2002, Dr. Larkin left academics and opened her own independent internal medicine and women’s health practice, Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates. Over the next ten years, she grew the business to become a multi-specialty women’s health-focused group practice, employing 5 primary care providers, 2 gynecologists, 10 staff, with a patient base of 6,000 patients, and annual revenue of over $2 million.
In 2012, Dr. Larkin acted on her vision and sold her practice to UC Health to design, develop, open and serve as Director of the UC Health Women’s Center, the region’s first comprehensive, primary care-directed, medical home for women. As of May 2016, the UC Health Women’s Center included the services of over 60 primary care and specialist physicians, and had an average monthly visit volume of 4000 patients.
In 2016, she was named a Special Government Employee as an advisor to the FDA under the FDA’s advisory committee for Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology. She provided testimony to the FDA regarding the approval of flibaserin, and she was sought out by national media for her commentary on the topic.
Now in 2016, she has returned to “small healthcare,” opening an independent internal medicine and women’s health practice that is one of the area’s first Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, an innovative practice model that offers patients access to excellent healthcare for set membership fees. The practice provides primary care to men and women, as well as specialized consultations for women’s health issues, such as sexual health, menopause and genetic cancer risks.
Additionally, she was recently named the Medical Director of Women’s Health Services for TriHealth Corporate Health, where she will provide strategic guidance and expert consultation on women’s health and wellness program-development specifically within the Corporate Health division. She also will join TriHealth’s Executive Health Program clinical team.
She is a tireless advocate for patient and physician education, especially in the field of women’s health, menopause and perimenopause. She has been a certified menopause clinician by NAMS since 2001, serves on the boards of both NAMS and ISSWH, provides consultation to numerous pharmaceutical and medical device organizations including the US FDA, and has provided countless hours of teaching and community lectures on women’s health related topics.
She is recognized by peers, patients, community members and the media as an exceptional provider, educator and advocate in the areas of women’s health and evidence-based, personalized medicine.